Does US President Donald Trump have an OnlyFans account, now that he’s been banned from posting content on Facebook and Twitter after inciting the US Capitol riot?
On Jan 10, a user on Twitter posted screenshots of Trump’s alleged account with a verified checkmark on OnlyFans. The user claimed that the account had three postings before it was taken down by the platform. The tweet went viral with over 700 retweets and 7,000 likes.
Other users mostly reacted to the tweet with humour and disbelief that Trump would resort to a platform commonly associated with creators providing racy content to paying users.
The New York Times described OnlyFans in a 2019 report as the “paywall of porn”, citing the fact that top content creators can charge subscribers a fee of up to US$20 (RM81) a month.
However, the screenshot of the outgoing US president’s alleged account is most likely a fake as the platform confirmed to website Insider that “Trump does not have an OnlyFans account”, and that any profiles impersonating Trump will be removed.
It however did not specify if Trump is banned from setting up an account on OnlyFans.
Following the US Capitol riot incident on Jan 6, Twitter announced that it has permanently suspended Trump’s official account to prevent further incitement of violence. According to website NPR, he had 88 million followers on the account.
Facebook and Instagram then announced that Trump is blocked from posting new content at least until the end of his presidential term on Jan 20, although the social network has since clarified that it does not intend to lift the suspension.
Other platforms to disable Trump’s accounts also include Snapchat and Twitch while Reddit announced that it has banned subreddit group r/DonaldTrump.
While Trump does not have a TikTok account, TechCrunch reported that the site will remove videos of Trump’s speeches to supporters and reduce the visibility of videos with specific hashtags such as #patriotparty.
TikTok added that it will allow users to post “counter speech”to combat misinformation using Trump’s speech in the background.